Monday's high schools: Hoosac girls hoops wins again
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Hoosac Valley girls basketball team picked up its eighth win of the season, beating Monument Mountain 71-39 on Monday night.
Jenn Gale led the Hurricanes with 16 points, including three 3-pointers, helping her team build a 46-16 lead at halftime.
"We shot the ball well," Hoosac coach Ron Wojcik said. "Our pressing and trapping forced turnovers and we scored in transition too. It was a good [offensive] game for sure."
Pittsfield 46, Greylock 28
PITTSFIELD -- Dom Satrape scored 17 points to lead Pittsfield over Mount Greylock.
Satrape scored 12 of her 17 in the second quarter, giving PHS an 11-point lead at halftime. Lauren Carnevale and Allie Hunt cleaned up the glass for the Generals, grabbing 10 and 12 rebounds, respectively. Peyton Steinman added 11 points.
"It was a matter of limiting them to one shot," PHS coach Joe Racicot said. "In the first half they were getting second chances, but we shut that down in the second half."
McCann 55, Turners Falls 32
NORTH ADAMS -- Alex Wood and Allie Gideau each scored 10 points as the Hornets (2-3) opened 2014 with a decisive win over Turners Falls.
"We were moving the ball and played good defense," said McCann coach Mike Dowling.
The Hornets jumped out to a 19-6 lead after one quarter and were up 25-18 at halftime. But if Turners had any hope of making a comeback, the visitors were outscored by 13 points in the second half as the Hornets pulled away.
Haleigh Bassett had a game-high 11 for Turners Falls.
Swimming: Monument sweeps Taconic Hills
GREAT BARRINGTON -- For the Monument boys, Brandon Louison won the 200-meter freestyle and the 500 free. He finished with a time of 5:21.45 in the 500.
Will Palmer won the 50 free and the 100 butterfly. He qualified for Western Mass. in both events.
Zach Richardson won the 100 free and the 100 backstroke. He qualified for Western Mass in the backstroke.
In the girls meet, Emma Wilber won the 200 free and the 100 fly, swimming Western Mass times in both.
Her sister Maeve won the 200 individual medley and 100 free. Rowan Rice won the 50 free and the 100 back.
"This was our first day back in the water since last Monday," Monument coach Jill Svirida said. "Some swimmers were able to get in the water with their club teams or on their own ... We have a busy week this coming up and we're trying to get more kids to qualify for state and Western Mass."